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  • Another Obamacare glitch: Data center shuts down

    10/27/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 6:51 PM ET | Reuters
    A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare'' rollout. Verizon's Terremark operates the data center behind a federal system for determining eligibility for government subsidies to buy insurance nationwide and hosts HealthCare.gov, the website that makes insurance available in 36 of the 50 states. The data center experienced a failure on Sunday that led it to lose network connectivity, Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Joanne Peters said. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
  • Illinoisans Beware: "Progressives" Seek Massive Tax Hike Again

    10/19/2013 5:34:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Illinois "Progressives" (a single word to describe "economically illiterate public union sympathizers") want to pick your pocket once again. The Progressives want to hike the Illinois 2015 top tax rate from 3.75% to a whopping 9%. Moreover the income tax rate will go up on a sliding scale for everyone making over $18,000. Promises, Promises Recall that On the campaign trail in 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn told voters he'd veto any income tax hike that would raise Illinois' rate over 4 percent. That was one of the quickest disclosed tax lies in history. Here are a few snips from my...
  • Employment Doom Rattling Media

    08/25/2013 1:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    Unemployment is not getting better, it’s getting worse. Even the establishment media is taking notice. “Widely followed pollster Gallup puts the nation's unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August,” reports CNBC, “a startling jump from the 7.8 percent the organization recorded for July. When counting the underemployed, the rate zooms to 17.7 percent, off its 2013 high of 18.2 percent.” If you count in those who have dropped out of the work force, you get closer to 24 percent unemployment. Gee, and all this time I thought that the job situation was getting better. That’s what we were...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll: R: 49% O: 47%: Obama -13%

    10/07/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/07/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Sunday, October 07, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews conducted after the first presidential debate last Wednesday night. The numbers reflect a modest debate bounce for Romney. See daily tracking history. As with all bounces, it remains to...
  • Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence... They’ve got what they want.”

    10/03/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 10/3/2012 | Patterico
    In the wake of the Daily Caller’s release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided the time was right to release some little-known Obama video of his own. He authorized me to release the video here first. The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service. The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking...
  • Fear of Obama's Second Term Overblown, Says Expert

    09/25/2012 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Israeli delegate for Congressional matters in Washington and a top expert on relations with the U.S., Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, thinks Israeli fears of a hostile second term Obama presidency are overblown. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Ettinger explained that contrary to popular perception, "The bottom line is that a second term president is always weaker than a first term president. This is true for all second term American presidents other than one – James Monroe. A second term president becomes less and less relevant for both chambers of Congress from the day of his reelection. This this...
  • Gov. Chris Christie predicts presidential race will be “turned upside down” after first debate

    09/30/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-30-2012 | Francesca Chambers
    September 30, 2012 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie predicts presidential race will be “turned upside down” after first debate Francesca Chambers New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Sunday on Face the Nation that he thinks the presidential race will be “turned upside down” on Thursday morning after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate each other for the first time on Wednesday evening in the first 2012 general election debate.Christie admitted Romney has had “a tough couple of weeks,” but said, ”the great news for Republicans” is that Romney is a wonderful debater and will do “extraordinarily...
  • ( UN ) Agenda 21 Getting Worse ( in Australia )

    09/30/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Standeyo ^ | September 28, 2012 | Lynette
    As the UN digs in its ever-sharper, global-grasping claws, there are less and less desirable places to relocate. The New World Order permeates and invades all. Agenda 21? This is how it is done in Australia. Been going on for years... We know a family who live in Sydney’s Parramatta. The oldest girl, now in her 80’s, lives in the family home which was built in the early 1900’s. She was invited to a meeting with Parramatta Council and she and others were told that the Council “could not tolerate” for much longer that there was only one or two...
  • Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide (5/31/12)

    09/29/2012 11:11:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 102 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/31/12 | Wayne Allen Root
    <p>A Las Vegas “odds maker” gives his reasons for big win by Romney in November. Interesting analysis.</p> <p>Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats.</p> <p>I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas odds maker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.</p>
  • 55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama

    09/26/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012
    Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today’s economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses. “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and ... 67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.” Why? Because “President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers,” according to 69 percent of the business owners surveyed.
  • Unemployment rates rise in half of US states

    09/21/2012 8:48:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 9-21-12 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department says rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and were unchanged in the other 12. Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 key swing states in this year's presidential election. Nationwide, hiring employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below July's gain of 141,000 and the average of 226,000 jobs a month added in January-March quarter. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that...
  • Obama Polling Worse Among Jews Than Any Dem in 32 Years

    09/15/2012 8:07:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 98 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9-15-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    September 15, 2012 Obama Polling Worse Among Jews Than Any Dem in 32 Years Daniel Greenfield You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1980 to find a Democratic candidate who’s polling worse among Jews than Obama is. And that’s no coincidence. Carter scored big numbers against Ford in 1976 only to lose a major chunk of Jewish supporters after four years of pro-Terrorist policies that undermined Israel and security and stability in the Middle East.Obama reportedly scored 76 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008. Carter picked up 71 percent in 1976. By 1980, Carter...
  • Obama's Certificate of Live Birth, another look

    09/09/2012 10:31:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
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  • ObamaCare: Supreme Court may postpone ruling till 2016

    02/21/2012 11:55:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 115 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 2-21-12 | Dean Clancy
    This morning's newspapers report an ominous development in the ObamaCare litigation, now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court posted a seemingly minor but potentially portentous administrative change, which suggests it might postpone delivering a final ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare until the middle of 2016! Specifically, the high Court increased the time it will devote to hearing oral arguments on whether the health care mandate is a tax for purposes of something called the Tax Anti-Injunction Act (26 U.S.C. § 7421(a)). The historically lengthy oral arguments in the case, HHS v. Florida -- now expanded by 30...
  • Treasury dips into pension funds to avoid debt

    01/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PST · by John W · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2012 | Reuters
    The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama administration more credit to pay government bills. "I will be unable to invest fully" the federal employees retirement system fund beginning Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday on the Obama administration's request to raise the country's legal debt limit to $16.394 trillion.
  • Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    01/07/2012 7:54:03 AM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 88 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | January 7, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, in a book to be published Tuesday, portrays a White House where tensions developed between Mrs. Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former press secretary and presidential adviser Robert Gibbs. Among the book's most provocative anecdotes, Kantor recounts a scene in which Gibbs, frustrated after tamping down a potential public relations crisis involving the first lady, exploded when presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told him the first lady had concerns about the White House response to the flap. The initial commotion had been over an alleged remark by Michelle Obama...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Hotlink from Belgrade to Zuccotti-Park (Serbian Soros funded organization sponsoring uprising in US)

    10/19/2011 2:05:02 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 5 replies
    Co-founder of the Serbian "Otpor" movement activists, the recommended occupation of a "symbolic places" in U.S. . Belgrade. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and overthrow Serbian professionals, according to the movement conservative conspiracy theories "keep Wall Street Busy" (also: "Occupy") have initiated. Actually there was a veteran of the Serbian "Otpor" movement, which had once brought Slobodan Milosevic to fall, the first gave U.S. activists a crucial advice: the occupation of a symbolic places. The Serbian opposition professionals are by no means a revolution Exporters: Most of the seminars offer anyway on Canvas, founder of European and U.S. universities. "We,...
  • Greek Workers Prepare for "The Mother of All Strikes"

    10/19/2011 12:34:34 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 October, 2011 | Harry Papachristou and Lefteris Papadimas
    Unions representing around half of Greece's 4 million-strong workforce have called a 48 hour general strike for Wednesday and Thursday to protest against a sweeping package of austerity measures due to be passed in parliament this week. A wave of smaller strikes over recent days by groups ranging from rubbish collectors to tax officials, journalists and seamen has given a foretaste of this week's protest which will culminate in mass demonstrations in front of parliament, the scene of violent clashes in June. The protest, dubbed "the mother of all strikes" by the daily Ta Nea newspaper, is expected to be...
  • Thieves steal truck with President's equipment

    10/18/2011 5:32:36 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 115 replies
    NBC12 ^ | 10/17/2011 | Laura Geller
    HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: "How in the world does that happen?!" A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield. We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President's truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big "uh-oh" when they saw what was inside. When you see President Obama speak, there is...
  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • Obama Demands 'Accountability' By Iran Over Plot

    10/13/2011 10:56:57 AM PDT · by Fennie · 104 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 13, 2011 | By Reuters
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said on Thursday "individuals in the Iranian government" were aware of the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, and they must be held accountable. "We believe that even if at the highest levels there was not detailed operational knowledge, there has to be accountability," Obama told a joint news conference with the visiting South Korean president.
  • Unions, students join Wall Street protesters

    10/05/2011 8:03:24 PM PDT · by quantim · 19 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 5, 10:30 PM EDT | DEEPTI HAJELA and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Unions lent their muscle to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality Wednesday, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march as smaller demonstrations flourished across the country. Protesters in suits and T-shirts with union slogans left work early to march with activists who have been camped out in Zuccotti Park for days. Some marchers brought along their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders as they walked down Broadway. "We're here to stop corporate greed," said Mike Pellegrino, an NYC Transit bus mechanic from Rye Brook. "They should pay their...
  • Alinsky Rules Return For Obama

    10/04/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. At first glance, the latest protests staged by left-wing rent-a-mobs in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere don't look terribly different from the World Trade Organization and global debt-amnesty spectaculars of a decade ago. Radicals swarm against some hated totem, chant, break a few Starbucks windows and leave scads of garbage for someone else to clean up. But the "Occupy Wall Street" mob that shut down the Brooklyn...
  • U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel

    10/04/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | 10-04-2011 | Sibel Edmonds & Bill Conroy
    Media Cover Up: U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel Tuesday, 4. October 2011 Mainstream Media Assists Government in Cloaking Evidence of an Ugly Duplicity in the So-Called Drug War On Saturday, October 1, 2011, investigative journalist Bill Conroy of the Narcosphere reported scandalous and highly troubling new developments in the criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. The breaking story unravels the U.S. governmentÂ’s ugly national-security interests in the drug war by exposing a quid pro quo deal between the US government and the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization...
  • U.S. Met With Egypt Islamists: U.S. Diplomat

    10/02/2011 10:47:48 AM PDT · by edpc · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2 Oct 2011 | Edmund Blair
    (Reuters) - U.S. officials have met members of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, a U.S. diplomat said, after Washington announced it would have direct contacts with Egypt's biggest Islamist group whose role has grown since U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was ousted.
  • Michelle Obama on President’s Upbringing: He Knows Economic Struggles

    10/01/2011 11:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    First lady Michelle Obama says her husband deserves re-election not only for his first term accomplishments and vision for the future, but because of his genuine empathy for families dealing with tough economic times. “He understands these issues, not just because he’s smart but because he’s lived them,” Obama told a group of 100 campaign donors at a $2,500-a-plate luncheon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. “He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped in? His grandmother, waking up early every morning to take a...
  • DOE’s Green Spending Spree Continues: $132 Mil Loan Guarantee OK’d For Abengoa Bioenergy

    09/29/2011 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 27 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 9/29/2011 | Ed Carson
    The Energy Department continued to hurry up approvals for green energy loans before the program ends Sept. 30. Late Thursday, the DOE approved a $132 million loan guarantee for Abengoa Bioenergy Project, a Kansas-based cellulosic ethanol plant. The project would create 65 permanent jobs — or just over $2 million per position. That’s actually a big improvement from Wednesday’s DOE approvals of more than $1 billion in loans to two green projects promising 52-55 permanent jobs.
  • Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops (Barf Alert)

    10/01/2011 9:56:51 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp rebuke of his Republican rivals, President Barack Obama said anyone who wants to be commander in chief must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members. A combative Obama criticized GOP presidential candidates for staying silent when the crowd at a recent debate booed a gay soldier who asked a question of the contenders via videotape. "You want to be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it's not politically convenient," Obama said during remarks at...
  • Government "Venture Capital" vs. Private Venture Capital

    10/01/2011 11:44:27 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 14 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/1/2011 | Moneyrunner
    Megan McArdle writes in the Atlantic about the difference between government venture capital and private venture capital. By far the biggest difference is not even mentioned. There is a dramatic and critical difference between government loan guarantees and private venture capital (PVC). The PVC investor expects to make a bundle from his investment, typically by getting an equity stake and cashing out when the successful firm goes public. That’s the best case scenario for PVC. If the company fails, they’re out their seed capital. When the government gets into the venture capital business, risking your money and mine, what’s the...
  • Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real

    09/30/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 152 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist. We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • SOLARGATE: FBI Is Investigating Solyndra For Fraud

    09/29/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    Bloomberg reports that the FBI is investigating Solyndra for accounting fraud, according to a source close to the solar panel company. The report confirms assumptions that the Department of Justice has been looking into whether Solyndra misrepresented the company's financial situation in order to obtain — and then refinance — a $534 million loan from the federal government. We've previously written that Solyndra executives assured the administration that the company's future was bright, even as the company's internal audits showed its finances deteriorating. The company declared bankruptcy earlier this month, prompting the FBI probe, as well as two Congressional investigations.
  • U.S. jobless claims fall 37,000 to 391,000

    09/29/2011 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 77 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.29.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 37,000 last week to 391,000 to mark the lowest level since April, but a government official suggested the surprising drop may have stemmed from a variety of "technical" issues...
  • GOP's Solyndra probe threatens to ensnare Energy Secretary Chu

    09/29/2011 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/29/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    GOP's Solyndra probe threatens to ensnare Energy Secretary ChuBy Andrew Restuccia - 09/29/11 05:00 AM ET The controversy over a $535 million loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt California solar firm Solyndra is threatening to dim the star of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a physicist and Nobel Prize winner who has rarely been thrust into the political spotlight. Republican lawmakers have set their sites on Chu, who for three years has managed to avoid being dragged into a litany of political battles waged by Republicans and the White House on energy and environmental issues. The GOP has for weeks lobbed a...
  • BET Founder: No Leadership In White House To Fix Economy (video)

    09/28/2011 7:02:31 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Scott Pelley, CBS "Evening News" anchor: How do you create jobs in this country? Robert Johnson, founder of BET: Unfortunately now, I don't think we have the leadership either in the White House or the Congress to end what I call a zero-sum game mentality towards the U.S. economy. And until both parties agree that the goal is to rebuild the American economy to reflect the 21st century on a global environment - we're going to be stuck. And it's a little bit frightening from the standpoint of a business person and particularly an African-American business person. Pelley: What do...
  • Judge Refuses to Block Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

    09/28/2011 11:08:25 AM PDT · by commish · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Sep 2011 | Fox News
    Just a Headline at the moment. No story yet.